The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws and can be reached at 800-949-4232 between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (EST). The Great Lakes ADA Center is one of ten regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ADA Michigan (formerly The Michigan ADA Steering Committee) operates as the state steering committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center. The committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of volunteers working together to increase awareness and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the State of Michigan. This is accomplished by the providing the following:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications.
The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 was passed "to carry out the ADA's objectives of providing 'a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination' by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA."
You can now file an ADA discrimination complaint form online with the U.S. Dept. of Justice
Small Businesses - See the U.S. Dept. of Justice's "ADA Update - A Primer for Small Business"
Tax breaks are available for many businesses to accommodate people with disabilities.
Find ADA information from the Dept. of Justice at www.ada.gov.
ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:
"Employer Practices to Improve Employment Outcomes: Considerations Across the Employment Process"
February 21 at 2-3:30 PM
"Food Allergies and the Rights of Individuals with Allergy-Related Disabilities under the ADA"
March 1 at 1-1:30 PM
"Medical Diagnostic Equipment Final Rule"
March 2 at 2:30-4:00 PM
"Emergency Communications Approaches During and After an Emergency"
March 9 at 2:30-4:00 PM
"Building Drupal's Solid Accessibility Defaults"
March 16 at 2-3:30 PM
"Access to Healthcare"
March 22 at 2-3:30 PM